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Label: Grassroots Cardiff Music Dept.
Manager: Michael Botzaropoulos
Bio: Known affectionately as Roots by its members, Grassroots Cardiff is a registered charity which aims to meet the needs of young people 16-25 yrs old. At Grassroots, we endeavour to instil optimism, promote self-awareness and self-worth in young people who often see themselves in a negative light. ... See Full BioMore Info
Grassroots Cardiff & Arts Active once again join forces to welcome budding young Cardiff musicians from Grassroots, the youth centre at the heart of the city, to play their set on the stage of the Lefel 3 Lounge at St David's Hall. This is a free event in collaboration with Cardiff Youth Service. Grassroots, who are famed for recording with Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews of Catatonia, Sian Evans of Kosheen, Stereophonics and Super Furry Animals before they were snapped up by giant record deals are set to continue their well earned reputation as top class talent spotters in one of the Capital’s most prestigious music venues. Don’t miss this opportunity to spot the headline acts of the future.
Grassroots Cardiff & Arts Active once again join forces to welcome budding young Cardiff musicians from Grassroots, the youth centre at the heart of the city, to play their set on the stage of the Lefel 3 Lounge at St David's Hall. This is a free event in collaboration with Cardiff Youth Service. Grassroots, who are famed for recording with Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews of Catatonia, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals & Lostprophets before they were snapped up by giant record deals are set to continue their well earned reputation as top class talent spotters in one of the Capital’s most prestigious music venues. Don’t miss this opportunity to spot the headline acts of the future. Alex Donovan Jack Barnett The Cradles + MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
MusicMix Band St. David’s Hall – Level 3 Stage Saturday 3rd March 2012 1-4pm Grassroots & Arts Active Rejoin Forces To Rock St. David’s Hall After last summer’s musical triumph, local youth organization, Grassroots Cardiff, once again join forces with Arts Active to rock St. David’s Hall with a FREE SHOWCASE of up and coming young Welsh talent. MusicMix Band welcomes budding musicians from Grassroots at the heart of Cardiff to play on the stage of the Level 3 Lounge. Do not miss the chance to see Wales’ next big acts! This MusicMix band event is part of Music Nation a spectacular weekend of music around the UK to set the scene and create excitement in the lead up to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Grassroots, famous for their musical legacy, which includes the first steps of Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews of Catatonia, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals & Lostprophets, offer ambitious young acts the opportunity to play in one of Cardiff’s most prestigious music venues. On March 3rd MusicMix Band will take over Level 3 Lounge stage in the form of: Bettie J (www.myspace.com/bettiejmusic) Acoustic singer-songwriter with an ethereal voice, a powerful warm up for the showcase Ellie Makes Music (www.soundcloud.com/elliemakesmusic) Young singer-songwriter from Cardiff with influences ranging from Laura Marling to Ellie Goulding and from Mumford & Sons to Arcade Fire Them Dead Beats (www.soundcloud.com/the_dead_beats) Spawned from the sweat, blood and smoke of The Suits, Them Dead Beats are a three-piece blues punk band from the outskirts of Cardiff. Bringing the old into the new they play their songs inspired by their own nightlife and love for the weird Product Of The Nineties This powerful alternative live hip hop ensemble are set to finish the evening in style. With influences ranging from Gorillaz to NERD and from Blur To Oasis and many others, it is guaranteed there is something for every ear in the audience! + GUEST ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED! Michael Botzaropoulos, Grassroots’ music producer and one of the co-ordinators of the MusicMix bands said: “Wales has churned out so many high quality bands and it’s important we nurture the talents of the youth of today, we really want to give young people a chance to show Cardiff what they’ve got”. Dan Wilson, Community Education Officer at Grassroots said: “As an organization our aim is to break down barriers and what better way to do this than through music, through the music of the diverse youth of Cardiff”. Bryony Harris, Arts Active Assistant Manager said: “Arts Active is committed to developing high quality opportunities for youth participation in the arts. Through our collaboration and partnership with Grassroots on this Musicmix Band event we are able to give these young bands access to the fantastic performance facilities and technical knowledge at St David's Hall.” FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Michael Botzaropoulos, email@example.com, 07833227941 Dan Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02920231700 Bryony Harris, email@example.com Notes to Editors: For more information on Grassroots please visit http://www.grassrootscardiff.com Grassroots celebrated its 25th anniversary last year with a revamp of their spaces at 58 Charles St, which included the installation of a fully-fledged music studio and wheelchair access to their funky new coffee bar. Grassroots is open to all 16-25 year olds providing a diverse range of services tailored to each individual Grassroots’ dedicated youth workers reach out to young people who are affected by a range of issues including mental health, homelessness, learning difficulties, refugees and anyone who feels they need a bit of advice or support. It all happens at Grassroots with drama classes, video workshops, jam sessions, cooking lessons, photography workshops, music technology courses and even more training from real professionals making it the place to be for young people in Cardiff! Grassroots Registered Charity No 1110186, Company Registered in Wales No 05038314 Arts Active is the community, education and audience engagement arm of St David’s Hall and the New Theatre Cardiff. For more information please visit http://www.artsactive.org.uk Follow Grassroots Cardiff at: www.grassrootscardiff.com www.twitter.com/grassrootscf10 www.myspace.com/grassrootscf10 www.soundcloud.com/grassrootscf10 www.reverbnation.com/grassrootscf10 www.flickr.com/photos/grassrootscf10 www.youtube.com/user/GrassrootsCardiff
MusicMix St. David’s Hall – Level 3 Stage Saturday 30th July 2011 1-4pm Free city gig to rock St David’s Hall Cardiff’s hotpot of musical talent is expected to reach record-breaking temperatures in a rare roof-raising gig this Saturday, and the people of Cardiff don’t have to pay a penny! Local youth organization, Grassroots Cardiff, have teamed up with St David’s Hall to showcase Wales’ next big things in free matinee gig, ‘MusicMix’ on Saturday 30th July. Grassroots, who are famed for recording with Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews of Catatonia, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals & Lostprophets before they were snapped up by giant record deals are set to continue their well earned reputation as top class talent spotters in one of the Capital’s most prestigious music venues. Level 3 stage is expected to rock St. David’s Hall when Grassroots’ new awesome foursome takes to the stage in the form of: Dead Lights (www.myspace.com/deadlights2010) My Forgotten Desire Sweet Manics (www.myspace.com/sweetmanics) The Monico (www.myspace.com/themonicoband) The four-hour long showcase of indie-rock, modern punk, pop-rock and metal will reminisce influences from indie-cult classics, such as The Smiths, to legendary hard-rockers Led Zeppelin, with fresh, innovative and Welsh tones.
'Roots Live' is the start of Grassroots post-studio refurb celebration gigs and this month 3 talented unsigned Welsh bands are taking over the stage: Random Elbow Pain (www.myspace.com/randomelbowpain) Love The Judge (www.myspace.com/lovethejudge) Broken City Skyline (www.myspace.com/brokencityskylineband) FREE Admission All young people aged 16-25 welcome Come check out our brand new recording studio facilities and find out more about FREE REHEARSAL/RECORDING TIME for young bands! Follow Grassroots Cardiff at: www.grassrootscardiff.com www.twitter.com/grassrootscf10 www.soundcloud.com/grassrootscf10 www.reverbnation.com/grassrootscf10 www.myspace.com/grassrootscf10 www.flickr.com/photos/grassrootscf10 www.youtube.com/user/GrassrootsCardiff
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